ERIC Number: ED427810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Enrollments and Completions in the Illinois Community College System, Fiscal Year 1998.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
The 1998 annual report on schools in the Illinois community college system focuses on student enrollment and completion. Reported highlights in student enrollments for the 49-college system include: (1) nearly one million students were recorded in credit and non-credit courses, a 1.9% increase over 1997; (2) full-time equivalent enrollment in credit courses was 217,310; (3) females comprised 56.1% of the student population in credit-generating programs; (4) non-white students accounted for one-third of the credit students enrolled; (5) median age of credit-generating students was 27.4; and (6) three out of four credit students attended on a part-time basis during both the fall and spring semesters. Highlighted findings in student completion include: (1) more than 34,500 collegiate-level degrees and certificates were awarded, a 3.4% increase over 1997; (2) nearly 60% of all 1998 degrees and certificates were earned through completion of occupational programs; (3) 45.4% of the occupational degrees and certificates awarded were associate in applied science degrees; (4) females accounted for 61.4% of all completions, and a similar proportion was reflected in the baccalaureate transfer and occupational program areas; (5) the proportion of occupational graduates increased as age advanced; and (6) a larger number of minority graduates was found in the occupational area (5,868) than in baccalaureate/transfer area (2,221). Appendices include credit and noncredit enrollment data tables and completion data tables. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.